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A standardized protocol to reduce pediatric spine surgery infection: a quality improvement initiative.

Authors
  • Ryan, Sheila L
  • Sen, Anish
  • Staggers, Kristen
  • Luerssen, Thomas G
  • Jea, Andrew
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics
Publisher
Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
14
Issue
3
Pages
259–265
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3171/2014.5.PEDS1448
PMID: 24971606
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The standardized protocol for complex spine surgery significantly reduced surgical site infection at the authors' institution. The overall compliance with entry into the protocol was good. Identification of factors associated with post-spine surgery wound infection will allow further protocol refinement in the future.

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